• Monthly Meeting Announcement

    The next FORC membership meeting will be held on Monday May 1st. This month we are meeting at The Starting Line (217 Brady St. Davenport, IA) starting at 6:30 pm. There is free public parking in the Library lot north of 4th St. at Brady (2 blocks north), a few spaces along the streets, or parking in the RiverCenter ramp (1 block south) for $0.75/hr.

    Take a look at this month's meeting agenda and minutes from the previous month.

    Come out to socialize, hear the latest local MTB news, and sample The Starting Line's great food and drink specials! Including $5 burger baskets!

  • Dorrance Trail: Phase I Completed!

    Phase I of the Dorrance Trail Project is Complete!

    The first loop of trail at Dorrance is finished! This 1.6 mile beginner loop is the first of three loops planned for the park. The culmination of 1000+ volunteer hours and one years time this trail takes users over a couple climbs/descents through the parks interior ravines. Click here to learn more about this trail!

    We'll be starting Phase II, a 1 mile intermediate loop, very soon. Watch for announcements about trail work days in the Dorrance Forum.

    Also, don't miss the Dorrance Trail Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday May 7th @ 10:00 am. Full details here.
  • Illiniwek Abermination

    Illiniwek Aberminaiton MTB Race: Click for event details.

    Sunday April 23rdth
    Illiniwek Forest Preserve - Hampton, IL.

    Wow, 193 racers this year! Thanks again racers, volunteers, and sponsors for making another awesome FORC event possible! Be sure to check out our next race on June 25th: The FORC Side Thrill Ride at Sunderbruch Park in Davenport.

    Race Results are Posted Here

  • SBP Jubilee Trail Closed

    Heads up if you are visiting Sunderbruch Park and planning to use the singletrack bike/hike trails. The Jubilee trail has been temporarily closed due to unsafe conditions on the large wooden berm bridge. All users should avoid this trail until the problem can be corrected. Sunderbruch trail crew volunteers will be completely rebuilding the berm bridge in the coming month but are waiting for the ground to dry out to get materials to the site without tearing up the field. We'll keep everyone posted with updates as they happen.
  • Dorrance Trail Work Days

    The bridge is finished!

    We finally finished the bridge completing the first trail loop! Click the image to see how we did it.

    We will be working at Dorrance on Friday April 7th starting at 5:00pm tying up a few loose ends on the first trail loop. Click here for full details if you want to help out.

    Meet in the inner parking lot near the bathrooms [map here]. Please RSVP if you can make it. Never built trail before? Check out these must know things before volunteering at a work day.

    Also, check out the info below if you want to learn more and get involved with the Dorrance trails project!

  • 2017 FORC Fest

    Celebrate 20 years of FORC with us this August! More details here!
  • Night Riding

    The days are getting shorter and weekday riding opportunities are fading. Below are the current policies of local parks regarding night riding and after dark trail closures.

    • Sunderbruch: Night riding is allowed at all hours. Park in the lot outside the main gates to avoid getting locked in!
    • Stephen's Park: Night riding is allowed. Park is open until 11pm.
    • Illiniwek: Night riding is not allowed unless officially recognized by the park. Subject to ticket/fine if caught. Trails open dawn to dusk.
    • Westbrook Park: Night riding is not allowed unless officially recognized by the park. Trails open dawn to dusk.
    • Scott County Park: Night riding is not allowed. Subject to ticket/fine if caught. Trails open sunrise to sunset.
    • Sylvan Island: Night riding not allowed. Trails open from 6 am to sunset.

  • Tugfest Steps Up and Donates $1000 for Dorrance Trails!

    Port Byron Tugfest

    Massive shout out and thank you to Port Byron Tug Fest for their donation of $1000 to help build trails at Dorrance Park! For the past six years Tug Fest has donated a portion of event proceeds to an organization that is positively impacting the local community. FORC is thrilled to be this year's choice and will put this donation to good use purchasing tools and construction materials to make multi-use trails at Dorrance Park a reality. Click here to learn more about the project.

  • New Trails Coming to QC

    New trails coming to the QC area.

    On the table for 2016 are two exciting new developments in QC trails. FORC approached and was granted approval by the City of Geneseo to develop new trails at Geneseo Prairie Park late last year. 4 miles of trail is expected once the project is completed and work is slated to start soon. FORC is also in talks with Rock Island County Forest Preserve District to develop 3 miles of new singletrack trail at Dorrance Forest Preserve in Port Byron, IL. Dirt moving is expected to commence Spring 2016.

    Check out the info below if you want to learn more and get involved with these projects! We'll be needing plenty of help to make these trails a reality.

  • Sylvan Island Bridge Closure



    Update (3/10/15): Project delayed until 2017 for IL DNR endangered mussel survey. Survey may start in August.

    Update (10/7/14): Moline approves funding for phase 1 of bridge construction: environmental study. The study is estimated to take 6-9 months.

    Update (4/12/14): Moline has secured $1.14M for construction of a new bridge at Sylvan Island. More details here.

    Update (9/10/13): Missman Inc. Structural Assessment of Sylvan Island Bridge (PDF 5.1 MB)

    UPDATE: A few articles with details about yesterdays Park Board Meeting concerning the Sylvan Island bridge.

     

    The city of Moline has deemed the bridge providing access to the Sylvan Island natural area and trail network structurally unsound and unsafe for public use. Gates have been erected blocking access to the island via the bridge. The trails on the island and the island itself will remain open to the public but will only be accessible by boat.

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    Who are the Friends of Off Road Cycling (or FORC for short)? We are a group of dedicated volunteers on a mission to improve local mountain biking opportunities by building new trail, maintaining existing trail, hosting MTB related educational events, and building the mountain bike community right here in the QC. If you'd like to be a part of this, become a member and let's get to work. Click here to find out more about what we do.


  • Upcoming Events

    May Membership Meeting

    Mon. May. 1st 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Dorrance Trail Grand Opening Event!

    Sun. May. 7th 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    FORC Side Thrill Ride

    Sun. Jun. 25th 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

    2017 FORC Fest [20 years of FORC]

    Fri. Aug. 4th 2017 to Sun. Aug. 6th 2017

  • Local Trail Conditions

    Sylvan Island

    Bridge Closed

    Sunderbruch

    Closed

    Scott County Park

    Closed

    Illiniwek

    Closed

    Westbrook Park

    Closed

    Stephens Park

    Closed

    Prairie Park

    Closed

    Dorrance Park

    Closed

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